The Effect of Foot Reflexologic Massage on Immune Function and Stress Response of Stomach Cancer Patient

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Title:
The Effect of Foot Reflexologic Massage on Immune Function and Stress Response of Stomach Cancer Patient
Abstract:
The Effect of Foot Reflexologic Massage on Immune Function and Stress Response of Stomach Cancer Patient
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Cho, Hyea-Myung
P.I. Institution Name:Kumi 1 College
Objective : The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of foot reflexologic massage as a nursing intervention on the immune function and stress response of stomach cancer patient after partial gastrectomy. Design : The method of this study was nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. Sampling : The data were selected from at K university hospital in Daegu, and they consisted of foot reflexologic massage group-15 patient, foot relaxing massage group-17 patient, control group-16 patient. The data were collected from May 26 to Oct. 31 in 2001. Methods : The subjects self-reports of anxiety that measured by the Spielberger Trait-State anxiety Inventory, and the objective physiologic measures of blood pressure, pulse rate, serum cortisol and immune function that measured by T-cell, NK-cell count were recorded before and after the intervention. Findings : There was no significant difference of the serum cortisol level in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=.707, p=.499). There was significant difference of the state anxiety level in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=7.619, p=.001). There was significant difference of the T-cell count in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=4.008, p=.026). There was no significant difference of the NK-cell count in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=1.566, p=.222). Conclusion : Foot reflexologic massage was a beneficial nursing intervention in decreasing the psychological, physiological anxiety and was effective in increasing the number of T-cells as part of the immune function after partial gastrectomy. Therefore it is recommended to use the foot reflexologic massage as a nursing intervention for patients undergoing anxiety and also efficient recovery after surgery. Implications : In next year, I'll do foot reflexologic massage on reducing pre operative anxiety of stomach cancer patients in surgical hospital setting.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Foot Reflexologic Massage on Immune Function and Stress Response of Stomach Cancer Patienten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151855-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of Foot Reflexologic Massage on Immune Function and Stress Response of Stomach Cancer Patient</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cho, Hyea-Myung</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kumi 1 College</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hmcho@kumi.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective : The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of foot reflexologic massage as a nursing intervention on the immune function and stress response of stomach cancer patient after partial gastrectomy. Design : The method of this study was nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. Sampling : The data were selected from at K university hospital in Daegu, and they consisted of foot reflexologic massage group-15 patient, foot relaxing massage group-17 patient, control group-16 patient. The data were collected from May 26 to Oct. 31 in 2001. Methods : The subjects self-reports of anxiety that measured by the Spielberger Trait-State anxiety Inventory, and the objective physiologic measures of blood pressure, pulse rate, serum cortisol and immune function that measured by T-cell, NK-cell count were recorded before and after the intervention. Findings : There was no significant difference of the serum cortisol level in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=.707, p=.499). There was significant difference of the state anxiety level in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=7.619, p=.001). There was significant difference of the T-cell count in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=4.008, p=.026). There was no significant difference of the NK-cell count in the reflexologic massage group, relaxing massage group, control group(F=1.566, p=.222). Conclusion : Foot reflexologic massage was a beneficial nursing intervention in decreasing the psychological, physiological anxiety and was effective in increasing the number of T-cells as part of the immune function after partial gastrectomy. Therefore it is recommended to use the foot reflexologic massage as a nursing intervention for patients undergoing anxiety and also efficient recovery after surgery. Implications : In next year, I'll do foot reflexologic massage on reducing pre operative anxiety of stomach cancer patients in surgical hospital setting.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:15:57Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:15:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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